Sandie Simply Says

August 23, 2009

Why two?

Filed under: General — by Sandie @ 1:38 pm

That’s the question I’ve asked myself a few times over the last few days. I barely have time to post to one blog, why in the world would I decide to do two? Why not just shut this one down and put everything on the other one. Then the answer came to me: I still need the occasional outlet this blog gives me. THAT blog will be about our adventures in Italy. THIS blog will be the place I say things I can’t say over there.

As you can tell, we arrived safely. Nobody was injured or killed on the flight over. I’ll spare you the gory details. If you want to read them, go here . We have no internet access in our room. It’s been down for over a month and gives us our first taste of what life in Italy will be like: nothing is done quickly here (at least that’s what I’m told).

In the Baltimore Airport, I met a woman in the bathroom. She was also headed to Aviano. She’d already been here for 3 ½ years and was only in the States to get her US citizenship. She was trying to “hop” back to Aviano (she was flying Space Available…to read more about what that means, go here) and was unsuccessful. She was also the first person I’ve run into who didn’t tell me, “You’re going to love it there.” It was refreshing. Made me feel I wasn’t alone. Because I know everything she was saying she didn’t like about this place, I’m not going to like either.

Our first night here was a long one. We were exhausted, so we all fell into bed sometime around 8 or 9. We were all up again around 1:30am, after our “nap.” Tony and I watched a little TV until the rainstorm we were having knocked out the satellite. Then we decided to try to sleep. It was then that I cried.

I miss home.


1 Comment »

  1. hugs I’ve lived in another country then my home one and eventually you do find things that you like and grasp on to and are like home. hugs!

    Comment by kyooty — August 23, 2009 @ 9:00 pm |Reply

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